Blagojevich Trial: Prosecutors Seek To File Crucial Document In Secret

06/05/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Prosecutors in the upcoming trial of former governor Rod Blagojevich have asked Judge James Zagel to allow them to file a crucial document in secret.

That document, known as the "Santiago proffer", is typically filed 60 days prior to trial, and provides a road map of the evidence prosecutors expect to present. It typically explains the roles various co-conspriators may have played, and what the defendant allegedly said to them in enlisting their help in the conspiracy.

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